ERIC Number: ED310072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Teacher Education in the University System of Georgia.
Robbins, Jerry H.
In this assessment of the status of teacher education in Georgia, teacher education is used in the broad sense as any program of studies, or portion of a program of studies, that leads to fulfilling the requirements of the Georgia Board of Education for licensure to practice some aspect of the program in the public schools. The regulations governing teacher certification encompass two-year colleges as well as senior colleges and the two comprehensive state universities. In addition, teacher education programs must meet the requirements of the University System Core Curriculum, System transfer-of-credit policies, criteria of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and institutional policies governing all academic programs. This paper discusses the following selected issues affecting teacher education in the University System: (1) supply and demand of teachers; (2) minority teachers; (3) teacher testing; (4) program admission; (5) program content; (6) length of program; (7) numbers of available programs; (8) finance; (9) staff development; and (10) experimental and pilot projects. Recommendations are made on each of these issues. (JD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Admission Criteria, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Program Length, Staff Development, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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